Mercedes Benz S Class Plug-in- Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz is set to launch a plug-in hybrid version of its flagship S Class at this September’s Frankfurt Auto Show.Mercedes s class Hybrid

Previously available with hybrid and diesel variants in selected markets, the new plug-in hybrid–called the S 500 Plug-In Hybrid, will be the greenest S Class yet emitting only 70 grams per kilometre of carbon dioxide.

That not only equates to 78 mpg combined, on the European combined fuel economy cycle, but also edges out its closest German rival, the Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid, which develops 71 g/km of CO2.

With a V-6 Petrol engine, electric motor setup and a battery mounted under the booth floor, the S 500 Plug-In Hybrid is expected to achieve 15-20 miles on electric power alone.

When it debuts following the Frankfurt launch, it’s set to join two other hybrid models in the S Class range–the availability of which varies depending on market conditions. These include the Petrol-electric S400 Hybrid, and the diesel-electric S 300 BlueTec Hybrid.

While a luxury Mercedes has always been the car of choice for the corporate world, a Plug-in-Hybrid version will give the luxury brand even more appeal. 

Driving an S Class Hybrid  gives an image of a smart, carbon conscious decision to those who demand energy efficiency, whilst  not compromising on standard.